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democratic majority in both houses of congress. some people later on like and what obama did in 2008, but obama's mandate was i no means clear as the johnson's was and he had a whole year plus 13 or 14 months to be thinking about what he would do in his own right after that election of 64 when he is inaugurated in 1965, and he jumped right in with his great society program and he had a whole series of special committees and so forth had been studying issues, education, poverty, welfare, urban problems and so forth of task forces and had all these reports ahead of him in the congress of 65 started and he staged the hugest inaugurations ever. the only thing was obama in 2009 and he hits the ground running in a big way with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education as it became called, title i education , the creation of the housing and urban development cabinet and ended up supporting the first in 1966. so, yes, the great society and the passage of that i don't know how johnson does it is front and center part
of congress. some people later on like and what obama did in 2008. obama's mandate was by no means clear and emphatic as johnson's was. he also had a whole year, plus 13 or 14 months to be thinking about what he would do when he was really president in his own right after the election of 64 and when he is an underrated in 1965. he jumps right in with this great society program. the adobo series of special committees and so forth have been studying issues, education, poverty, welfare, urban problems and so forth taskforces and had all these reports ahead of him when the congress of 1965 started. he staged the hugest inauguration ever. the only thing that popped it was obama's in 2009. he hit the ground running in a big way with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education act if it became called. title i competitor education, creation of housing and urban development cabinet. by the way, appointed the first black member, robert weaver in 1956. so the great society and the passage of that and how johnson does it is f
:leaning. as you're listening to the campaign rhetoric, do you think one side -- does obama seem more likely than romney to solve any of the problems. >> the coverage of the election has nothing to do with what's really going on here at all. first of all, the romney-ryan plan would eliminate took capital. ryan would eliminate all tax on capital. romney would for everybody who has more than 12.5 million of wealth. up to that point you wouldn't be taxed. that's ha system that says we're going to let the already rich live tax free and put all the tax on con expulsion on labor, specially on labor. we're going further the policy of shifting things down, and i believe it would lead to dynastic wealth and leave the situation where the entrepreneurial spirit is stalled and killed but it's the newcomer, the guy who grew up without any money and makes a success of himself who makes the economy grow. not the person who grew up with a silver spoon in their mouth. and we would become like 18th 18th century france, and your economics were determined by who you picked as your parents -- and i mean that to sound
obama did in 2008 -- obama's mandate was by no means clear and emphatic as johnson's was, and he also had a whole year, plus 15 or 14 months, to be thinking about what he would do when he was really president in his own right, after the election of '64, when he is inaugurated in 1965. and he jumps right in with this great society program, and he has had a whole series of special committees and so fort, had been studying issues, education, poverty, welfare, urban problems and so forth. task forces, and had all these reports when the congress of 1965 started. he staged the hugest inauguration ever. the only thing that topped it was obama's in 2009. and hits the ground running in a big way with a series of speeches and proposals and messages to congress for medicare, medicaid, elementary and secondary education act, title i, compensatory education. the creation of hud, housing and urban development. cabinet, by the way, ended up appointing the first black person, robert weaver, 1966. so, yes, the great society is -- and the passage of that, and how johnson does it, it front and center, p
, do you think one side -- this obama seems more likely to solve the problems? >> guest: the coverage has nothing to do with what is going on here at all. the romney ryan plan with the eliminate the taxes on capital and from the wood for anybody with cough $.5 million of wealth and up to that he would have no taxes on capital the people of that would be taxed. that is a system that says we're going to let the already rich with tax-free and put the consumption of large labor and for the policy i believe it would lead to wealth and the situation where the entrepreneurial spirit is stalled and killed because it's the guy that group like me with no money and makes the success of himself with a silver spoon in the not so you'd like 18th-century france and 18th-century france your economics were determined by who you picked as your parents and i mean that to sound just as of serve as it was coming your birth quarter and if you were not, too bad for you. obama is suddenly the most business friendly person in history and i realize people listening to this are going what 100% expenses when a c
. and a speech he gave in new york to lead the way i like to think about is we can remember barack obama's speech in 2004 in the democratic national convention that makes him a national figure in four years later without that speech he isn't a candidate so lincoln gives a speech in new york where it is a beautiful testament to the quality of lincoln's mind in the research he does. it's a fantastic speech. but when he ran for the senate, when barack obama gave a speech in 2004 he was running for the senate in illinois and he won. abraham lincoln ran for the senate in illinois and he lost. you think about abraham lincoln in 1860 think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008 if he had lost, not if he had won it. that is the level of the national security that we are talking about to read the republican national committee votes for the election and the town's 60. lincoln is from illinois. huge home town advantage but the reason the committee put it in chicago by one vote, they voted to put it in chicago by one vote it could've been in misery because no candidates were from illinois of i
rhetoric do you think one side, does obama seem more likely than romney to solve the problems. >> guest: the coverage has nothing to do with what is going on at all. first of all the plan eliminates all taxes on lap capital and everybody that has 12 and a half million dollars of wealth. and people -- that this is the system that says let's deal for the rich live tax and we are going to further the policy shifting things down and i believe there would lead to wealth and the situation where the entrepreneurial spirit is killed because it's the newcomer but grew up like i did that makes the success of himself and makes the economy grow and we would become like 18th-century france and your economics were determined by who you picked up as your parents, your gender and birth order. obama is actually the most business friendly president in the american history and i realize people were listening to this saying what? 100%. not under obama. 30% bonus for a single year. in the current economic environment it may be to encourage more capital investment. i think we need to discuss whether we want
, too bad for you. obama is the most business friendly president in american history and every less people listening to this are going what? let me tell you what obama has done. 100% expensing. normally when a company buys new equipment, build a factory, they have to write it off over three to 38 years. under obama you write 100% today. the best george bush did was 30% for a single year. and the current economic environment it may be good policy to encourage my capital investment. we need to fundamentally discuss the corporate income tax and how we want to make her. secondly, obama gave tax cuts to small businesses under the guise of stimulus that republicans wanted. they are inherently anti-stimulus, savings. but he voted for all these things. the best indication is during the long crisis 20 years ago, 3000 felony convictions, 8000 of them insiders went to prison. how many prosecutions have we seen in the crisis that led to the meltdown in 2008? that's right. the statute of limitations is rapidly running out and that's absolutely incredible. by the waycomehither sizes are going to
. the speech he gave in new york, the way i like to think about it is we all remember barack obama speech in 2004. this dazzling rhetorical masterpiece that instantly makes him a national figure and four years later without that speech is not a plausible candidate. lincoln gives a dazzling speech in new york at the cooper union. it's a beautiful testament to the quality of lincoln's research he does. it's it is well worthy of praise but when he ran for the senate when barack obama gave a speech in 2004 he was running for the senate in illinois and he one. abraham lincoln ran for the senate in illinois and he lost. if you want to think about abraham lincoln in 1860 think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008. if he had lost the illinois senate election, none of the iguana, that is the level of national security we are talking about here. the republican national committee votes to put the republican convention in chicago so in illinois lincoln -- lincoln is from illinois, the land of lincoln. a huge hometown advantage but the reason the committee puts it in chicago by one fo
i think about it is we can remember barack obama's speech in 2004, this -- the democratic national convention, a dazzling rhetorical masterpiece making him a national figure, and four years later, was without that speech, he's not a candidate for the presidency. lincoln gives a dazzling speech in new york, the cooper union speech. it is a beautiful testament to the quality of lincoln's minute, the research he does, the logical argument. it's a great speech. well worthy of praise, but when he ran for the senate, when barack obama gave a speech in 2004, he was running for the senate in illinois and won. lincoln ran for the senate in illinois, and he lost. did you want to think about lincoln in 1860, think about barack obama running for the presidency in 2008, if he had lost the illinois senate election, not if he had won it. that's the level of national obscurity we are talking about here. the election itself, the republican national committee, votes to put the republican convention in chicago in 1860. lincoln's from illinois, huge hometown advantage for lincoln, but the reason the c
watch live election coverage on c-span with president obama from chicago and mitt romney in boston. key house and senate victory and concession speeches from across the country. throughout the night your reaction by phone, e-mail, facebook, and twitter. live coverage starts at 8:00 p.m. eastern on c-span, c-span radio, and c-span.org. .. plus rim's could become or learning could become and not even just a kind of policy in the sky but this is happening and feels like we are at this inflection point in what's going on in classrooms. this whole adventure for me started inadvertently it was in 2004i was working as an analyst at the hedge fund at that time, just got married, family in new orleans, and it turned out this one cousin was having trouble, 12-years-old. i had trouble believing that, extremely bright girl -- [laughter] and when i asked her about it she says i'm having trouble and i said let me to your you she thought i was bluffing but now we are going to work this out so we went to new orleans, got on the phone and in that using tools so we could see each other and we got these l
been about how the republicans rolled back the obama administration, making we can then ultimately overtaken and how they maintain that power once they have it. i mean, cloaked in the argument of what is good for america, but there is not allow a policy prescription in there. >> thank you. very good to see you. enjoyed so much talking to you. >> this event took place at the 17th annual texas book festival in austin, texas. for more information about the festival, visit texasbookfestival.org. >> up next on booktv, "after words" with guest host james hershberg of the wilson center's cold war international history project. this week, david coleman and his latest book, "the fourteenth day: jfk and the aftermath of the cuban missile crisis." in it, the director of the miller center's presidential recordings program details the baseball in october 28, 1962, and shows that the public believes the cuban missile crisis had ended, president kennedy continue to walk a fine diplomatic line. >> host: as you know there's a ton of literature about the cuban missile crisis. most of this focusing
were sitting with president obama, you know, at the white house, aside from asking him to use his bully pulpit more, what would you -- >> guest: i would ask them, this is somewhat different commission that we talk about this in the book that i would ask him to make content for us. because i think what's happening right now is the public discourse, it's so destroyed in 32nd sound bites. you can have a chance to go deep on any side of the aisle. right now the main adult learning happens on the 24 hour news. it's in these 30-second sound bite. know and understand the issue and he becomes very emotionally charged. this form factor, this way, the chance for obama to really explain why he makes the decisions he does. may be the surely explained why and get to, and diagram it out and have a quiz afterwards so make sure people aren't retain it. it would fill in the gap. some of our most part their videos are about credit default swaps on health care plan, or the difference, the electoral college. these are gaps in learning. >> host: it was a pleasure reading this book but it was nice meeting yo
canals, building dams, helping to nation build in afghanistan. the same terrain that president obama's troops surge unfolded in over the last couple years. in my history of obama as surge, astart back in the 1940s in this remarkable period of american assistance to afghanistan, a period of great optimism when we built this town there that the afghans called "little america" complete with a co-ed high school, a swimming pool with they would swim together, a club house to get a gin and tonic. i use that as the opening for the book that talks about the great hope and traj ji -- tragedy in afghanistan today. >> does little america still exist? >> it does. it's the capital of helmand province, looks nothing like it did then, the suburban homes, the white walls now built over. there's no more swimming pool, and it's not quite as safe of a place as it was six decades unfortunately. >> for americans, six decades is a long time, but for the afghan community, it's not a long time, is it? >> they still remember this peer. i remember going out and traveling through the helmand province in 2009,
. however, when someone on the far left does something, when president barack obama says vaccines might cause autism, that was ignored. and, yes, he did say that. we'll talk about that later in the talk. so also there have already been 1e6r8 books published on the topic. chris mooney's one of them, there's a couple over ones. -- other ones. to our knowledge, this is the first book on the anti anti-scientific left. so progressives are anti-science as well -- >> let's give the devil his due, bob -- [inaudible] wrote a book. >> ah, okay. >> within months of yours. at the same time. >> oh, okay. and progressives are anti-science as well, it's just it's not reported by the media. the media simply looks the other way when their political allies do things that are anti-science. so what do we mean by progressives? well, we took david nolan's chart here, and we kind of relabeled it to fit more of our political ideology today. conservatives and libertarians are the ease to identify, the conservatives are the mainstream republican party, libertarians, the ron paul revolution, bring us back the con
with president obama, you know, at the white house, aside from asking him to use the bully pulpit more -- >> guest: i'm somewhat serious. i'd ask him to -- this is a somewhat different dimension, but it was talked about in the book. i'd ask him to make content for us. what's happening now is the public's discourse, it's so destroyed in 30 seconds, but you can't have a chance to go deep on either side of the aisle. right now, the main adult learning happens on the 24-hour news, and it's in the 30-second sound bites. no one understands the issues so it's emotionally chargedded. this form phak or, this way is a chance for obama to really explain why he makes the decisions he does, and maybe the opposition to really explain why and get to -- diagram it out, have a quiz after so people retain it. that fills in the gap in learning that, frng lay -- some of the most popular videos are credit default swaps, the health care plan, the electoral college, gaps in people's learning and adults of any age want to learn it. >> host: a pleasure reading the book and nice meeting you, and thanks for join
if not grandiose. not much of a speaker but on top of everything. people contrast did two obama. when you talk about the way johnson managed congress never letting up and on top of things. and wanted to get these things done. with the loud and boisterous texan with the opponent of-- responded the civil-rights but by 65 he was a strong liberal. >> so much of what has happened since during the late 20th century just the liberal protest? it is prefaced at some point* how could this be the wealthiest country? as i understand that period if history, it would be a throwaway line. even though it was a cliche was the most truthful statement of the period everybody believed america should not be believed because they're filthy rich sets the background. what went wrong? [laughter] the main title was the eve of destruction. whenever scott the book, we play with titles i know what of the '60s songs but that is not what i remember. what does the the of destruction mean to you? >> guest: i have to a bit to visit the oppression -- impression by early 66 that 65 when this happened but to do that the things th
circumstances, judges would take this theory and run with it. .. >> interesting that you classify obama as something of a wilsonian liberal progressive and i wanted to get your thoughts on the idea that he might come from a slightly different strain because globally between liberal progressives and social democrats on the left and it seems to me that given his heavy connection with organized labor and community organizing as opposed to previous democratic presidency seems to be far more social democratic than a liberal progressive. >> well, i think the difficulty is that he is much, i mean he gets support from labor unions to be sure but they are mostly public employees labor unions. his connection to labor in the old traditional social democratic way or in american language sort of the democratic machine ways, is very tenuous, it seems to me. he is -- i mean i read him as much more academic, much more ideological and interested in the new class as irving kristol used to call it of progressive unions to the extent that they are progressive and not so much in other kinds of unions. and h
's the same accusations about obama and libya. when you find avenue attack. you run with it. >> guest: there's a strong political attack coming from right and lead up to the midterm election and it endures after that. and this is what part of what kennedy is facing with trying to control the message. it's not just about making him look god. any president is going to want to have good press. anyone wants good press. part of it is trying to good press. in controlling the message an trying no lot let the critics define him. if we think it through a little bit what would have happened if the republican turn it in to kennedy failure. instead of remembering it as a kennedy victory and a great moment in america's cold war battle? but instead we talk about how this was almost like a bay of pigs. it's another weak end moment he was negligent or, you know, any of those aspects? if you think about that, the implications for kennedy at the time were enormous. he was having hard enough time getting the legislation through congress then anyway. if he was further weak end by the massive, you know, the perc
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